American counterfeiting in the late 1890s was dominated by dangerous Italian-born outlaws that had found a foothold in the US.
1903. The discovery of a body stuffed into a barrel leads to the capture of ‘boss-of-bosses’ Giuseppe Morello.
1908. A look at an organized Mafia conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud by concealment of assets, amounting to $500,000.
1909. Joe Petrosino of the NYPD, who made it his mission to smash the Black Hand & Mafia gangs, is murdered in the line of duty.
The history of the infamous East 108th Street stables, and the war between the Neapolitan gangs of East Harlem.
The Secret Service begin to track the Mafia leaders, Lupo and Morello under suspicion of counterfeiting, leading to the pair’s downfall.
1910 – 1918. A long running battle between New York’s gangs to control the city’s lucrative rackets.
In 1930, Al Capone met with the Secret Service and introduced them to a NYC based informant.